Webcast: Biden’s EPA: The First 60 Days and Beyond

March 23, 2021

Join our panelists from Gibson Dunn’s Environmental Litigation and Mass Tort practice group as they discuss significant recent developments and forecast what to expect from the Environmental Protection Agency under the new U.S. presidential administration, including anticipated agency rulemakings, enforcement targets and initiatives, action on climate change, and more. Our panelists will also provide practical tips for identifying and addressing key environmental compliance risks and strengthening corporate technical and environmental compliance and governance programs.

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Stacie Fletcher is a litigation partner in the Washington, D.C. office and Co-Chair of the Environmental Litigation and Mass Tort Practice Group. Ms. Fletcher has handled a wide variety of cases under federal and state environmental statutes, including serving as lead counsel on numerous enforcement defense matters with the EPA and state agencies. In 2018 and 2019, Ms. Fletcher was recognized as a Euromoney LMG “Rising Star” in the area of Environmental Law, and she was named each year since 2017 by US Legal 500  as an up-and-coming “next generation” lawyer in the area of Environmental Litigation.

David Fotouhi is a partner in the Washington D.C. office and recently rejoined the firm after serving as Acting General Counsel at the EPA, where he led an office of 245 attorneys and staff. Mr. Fotouhi played a critical role in developing the litigation strategy to defend the Agency’s actions from judicial challenge. He combines his expertise in administrative and environmental law with his litigation experience and a deep understanding of EPA’s inner workings to represent clients in enforcement actions, regulatory challenges, and other environmental litigation.

Abbey Hudson is a partner in the Los Angeles office where she is a member of the Environmental Litigation and Mass Tort Practice Group. Ms. Hudson devotes a significant portion of her time to helping clients navigate environmental and emerging regulations and related governmental investigations. She has handled all aspects of environmental and mass tort litigation and regulatory compliance. She has also provided counseling and advice on environmental and regulatory compliance to clients on a wide range of issues, including supply chain transparency requirements, comments on pending regulatory developments, and enforcement counseling.

Rachel Corley is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office where she practices in the firm’s Litigation Department and is a member of the Environmental Litigation and Mass Tort Practice Group. Ms. Corley has represented clients in a wide range of federal and state litigation, including agency enforcement actions, cost recovery cases, and administrative rulemaking challenges.


Raymond Ludwiszewski is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office where he joined the firm’s Environmental Litigation and Mass Tort Practice Group after spending eight years in senior legal positions in the United States government dealing with environmental regulatory issues and litigation in the EPA and the Justice Department. He is listed in Washingtonian magazine’s Best Environmental Lawyers List, the Washington Post magazine’s Best Lawyers in America®, and Chambers USA.


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